The 13th Annual Hunts Point Fish Parade and Summer Festival
“UNITING COLORS OF THE BRONX”
Saturday, June 18, 2016
How to participate: Call 718- 542 4139
PARADE INFO AND REGISTRATION
The Fish Parade is a mile-long procession through the streets of Hunts Point featuring a caravan of marchers and colorful “floats” created by visual and performance artists from the South Bronx incorporating issues of environmental awareness and community advocacy. The parade begins at Hunts Point Riverside Park and culminates at Barretto Point Park at the block-long Hunts Point Summer Festival, featuring a main stage, live entertainment, info and activities by local groups.
A day-long party celebrating Hunts Point’s revival, the street fair will provide a unique opportunity to connect the business and residential communities that have co-existed on the peninsula for so long. Ideally, residents and visitors alike will have the chance to sample product lines from local merchants within the community, and learn a little bit about the diverse business and artistic community here. Business owners and artisans, meanwhile, will have the opportunity to meet their host community and network with local businesses and other merchants in the area. Other tents at the festival will highlight the local arts scene and the work of nearby arts, educational, and environmental organizations. Visit the Daily News article on the Fish Parade.
PARADE STARTS AT HUNTS POINT RIVERSIDE PARK
Lafayette Ave. and Edgewater Rd.
10:00 am-11:00 am
Parade registration, activities, & music
FISH PARADE MARCHES THROUGH HUNTS POINT
11:15am – 12noon
Prizes Awarded for best Costumes and
Floats based on the theme.
Grand Marshals Honored:
Mrs. Patricia Watson – Pat’s Outreach Ministry , Green Workers Cooperative, Kelly Street Block Association, Hyde Leadership Charter School, Kellie Terry, Linda Cox, and Nilka Martell.
SUMMER FESTIVAL AT BARRETTO POINT PARK
Tiffany St. and Viele Ave.
12 noon-5 pm
Summer festival activities, music, food, raffles, and games.
The Laundromat Project sponsored “Greening the City Arts Festival” featuring Charles Esperanza, Misra Walker, Kelly Street Garden and Fay Bonas.
Hunts Point Fish Parade Basketball Classic sponsored by THE POINT CDC, Fidelis Care & NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and DJ Pusha. Game 1 starts at 10AM.
Live Summer Festival Stage by Niteline Radio Network hosted by Jose Rivera of X-Tremitiez ENT featuring Los Pleneros de la 21, St. Mary’s Park Dance Troupe, and Mariposa.
Hunts Point Skatepark Project to hold skateboard design and rider workshops for skate- boarders of all ages and skill levels featuring P.O.L.I.D.O. Skateboards sponsored by Bronx Health Reach.
Resource Sharing, Activities and Vendors include New Yorkers For Parks, Casita Maria, Fidelis Care, Bike NYC, NYC Department of Parks, Partnerships For Parks, Bronx River Alliance, Transportation Alternatives, Bronx Health Reach, NYC Dept. of Health and Hygiene, HPAC (Hunts Point Alliance for Children), The Children’s Aid Society, Riders Alliance, and Fund for Public Health NYC
Free Trolley to and from Barretto Point Park and the Hunts Point Community every 30 minutes from 12-5PM.
Free Raffles for Bikes sponsored by Bike NYC